Sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest statement. A brilliant example of this is the one word tattoo. A single word, carefully selected, has the power to express strength, confidence, resilience, and personality. For this reason, one word tattoos have become very popular. A perfect choice for minimalists and deep thinkers, these tattoos are timeless and will never go out of style.
Choosing the right word for your tattoo can be pretty difficult and may take some time. You want a word that is meaningful to you and your life story. If you’re young, this will be even harder because your beliefs and values can change over time. You also want to choose a word that looks beautiful spelled out--after all, tattoos are a form of visual art. Selecting the right typeface adds another layer of difficulty that is unique to word and phrase tattoos. For instance, a cursive script imbues grace and class, whereas a serif font gives off a scholarly or retro vibe.
If you’re determined to get a one word tattoo but are feeling the pressures of selection and commitment, you can always start out with a temporary tattoo. We offer several word tattoos in our shop that can help fuel your imagination. You could also test out any design you like with our semi-permanent freehand ink.
Some examples of trendy word choices for one word tats are fearless, adventure, love, courage, grace, wanderlust, believe, free, strength, and breathe. It’s not difficult to tell just from seeing these words why they’re so popular. Each word is simple and has a clear meaning, and they epitomize traits and qualities that are valued universally. In terms of placement, word tattoos look great on wrists, hands, feet, and the back of the neck. Typically, these tattoos are small but they are easily adaptable to any size or style you prefer. For inspiration, we’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite single word tattoos, including 3 temporary tattoos which are available in ourcatalog.